C3 Coffee Baristas required

Time of Coffee Shop hours may vary which will include weekends. The job is subject to a probation/probationary period of three months. We expect the Coffee Shop to open in May 2021.

*Hours: Hours flexible. Part-time with the option later to transition to Full-time. £9.50 per hour. Holidays paid at 12.07% *Hours may be adjusted due to staff sickness. Half an hour lunch break.

Name of employer: Cheylesmore Community Association Ltd    Centre Manager:  Paul Jamieson                        

Employer’s address: Cheylesmore Community Centre, Arundel/Poitiers Road, Cheylesmore, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 5JX, Telephone number: 02476502226

Job Purpose: In addition to providing excellent customer service to customers at the Cheylesmore Community Centre Coffee Shop, a Barista should be skilled in making speciality coffee.

Cheylesmore Community Centre caters to all members of the local community and the Coffee Shop is going to be a hub of social activity. Employees may need to answer questions about not only the food, but also the centre in general; they must also be prepared to help visitors with complex needs, young children, and the elderly. The ideal would have experience in the food service industry, preferably in a leadership role; they are a team player, energetic, patient, and well organized.

Duties include:

  1. Ensuring that the Coffee Shop is a welcoming, pleasant space
  2. Food and beverage preparation
  3. Cleaning the general Coffee Shop area and the counters
  4. Operating the cash register
  5. Restocking supplies
  6. Providing excellent customer service to visitors to the Coffee Shop – giving information about events, directing them to different services, answering questions about food and beverage contents
  7. Ensuring that food hygiene rules are being met             
Job Requirements
Skills and KnowledgeUnderstanding of what it takes to work in a Coffee Shop
Understanding of food and beverage safety rules
Understanding of what good customer service is
Leadership Skills
Organization Skills
Self-motivated and entrepreneurial
Quick learner
Able to work in a dynamic environment
Able to multitask
ExperienceWillingness to undertake mandatory training (2 days)
Previous experience making espresso coffee
Previous experience working with children and/or vulnerable adults
Heart / PassionFriendly
Team worker
Patient and supportive

CVs should be sent in electronic format to the Centre Manager. paulj@cheylesmorecentre.co.uk.

Interviews to take place in early May. All applications close on 12noon Friday 30th April.


Cheylesmore Library for the Aviva Community Fund

Great news everyone!

The Cheylesmore Community Library has been entered as one of the participants in the Aviva Community Fund! It’s a programme that gives out funding to projects that are making a positive change.

If we win, we will be able to bring in more resources at the library, as well as organise more events for you!

Voting closes at midday, on the 21st November 2017. You can cast your vote and show your support by following this link:

Free Events Updated

Hello everyone!

Last month marked a momentuous occasion when, after a few weeks of repairs, the Library reopened, and officially became part of the Cheylesmore Community Centre.

As you know, the Library runs a number of fantastic free events for adults and children. We have created separate event pages for them on our Facebook, which you can view and state your interest here.

Cheylesmore Café: Update

Dear all,
We’ve been working towards setting up a café in our centre, and we’re happy to announce that the plans have moved onto the next stage. But we need your help! We want to make sure that we offer a menu you love, at the right price.
To help us out, we’ve set up a little survey that you can fill out by clicking this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/H8VDJPB It will be of tremendous help, and we want to hear your opinions and preferences.
Thank you,
The Centre Management Team

Library Official Opening: September 30th

We are happy to announce that, following a brief closure for repairs, the Cheylesmore Library is now open and being run by volunteers. The opening times are the same as before. The process has taken 14 months, but we are happy and proud that we have accomplished this.

The ‘Official Opening Ceremony’ takes place on Saturday 30th September at 11.00am when the Deputy Lord Mayor cuts the ribbon of the new entrance into the Cheylesmore Community Centre. This is very exciting for all of us, as this will also be the first working day of the library as part of the Cheylesmore Community Association.

The Deputy Lord Mayor will arrive in the library at 10.45am to talk to the volunteers, community centre personnel & Library Services personnel.

The ceremony will be followed by the presentation of certificates to the children who took part in the Summer Reading Scheme.

Cheylesmore Library welcomes you

The library reopened on 4 September as a community library managed by Cheylesmore Community Centre. If you haven’t been in yet, do come in and see what’s changed and meet our volunteers who are now running things. If you are attending a class at the centre, or waiting to pick up your children, then why not come in? You could use a PC, or read the newspaper, or may be even borrow a book! See our website for opening hours and details of what we offer. https://www.cheylesmorecentre.co.uk/library/

Coventry Credit Union to open a collection point in Centre

As of Monday 09th October 2017, the Coventry Credit Union will operate a collection point in the Cheylesmore Community Centre , every Monday between 11.30 AM and 1.30 PM.

The Coventry Credit Union is an organisation that offers its members low-interest loans and other financial services, such as:

·         Savings

·         Free loan protection and life insurance (subject to conditions)

·         Juniour accounts

·         Christmas saving accounts

·         Rainy day saving accounts

·         Pre-paid cards

·         Bill paying

·         Council tax payments

Committed to thrift, education and equality, the Coventry Credit Union’s mission is to make a difference to people’s lives. The team at the Cheylesmore Centre are happy to welcome them to our community, and hope local residents take advantage of this collection point.

For more information, you can contact the Coventry Credit Union at 024 76 998099, or send them an email at coveastcu@googlemail.com. You can also read more about their services, mission, and values, on their website at www.creditunioncoventry.com.